I was disappointed to have purchased this and find it completely unusable for my band's rehearsals. It distorts out pretty bad during loud sections. Even using an external mixer going into the line-in is very sensitive. If this is your purpose for this product I would definitely find something else with more robust mic-pres. It's NOT for louder sources. I do use it however for background sounds for radio drama and film applications. Combined with an external (or just using the internal mics), it performs quite well for capturing nature sounds or quieter SFX and foley. Overall it's just not that versatile for all sound applications. There are options that are cheaper that would probably do more for you in more situations.